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Minecraft YouTube vids clock 3.9bn views in March

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Minecraft remains the most popular game franchise on YouTube by a considerable margin, with videos of the crafting game notching up 3.9 billion views in March 2015 alone according to a chart produced by research firms Newzoo and Octoly. Minecraft was well ahead of second-placed Grand Theft Auto, with its videos attracting 1.4 billion views in March. Mobile game Five […]

Channel 4 opening mobile games studio

Channel 4 is to set up a new publishing arm in Glasgow which aims to “support and showcase” the work of the mobile games industry. All 4 Games will be led by the broadcaster’s current games commissioning editor, Colin Macdonald. It plans to build a new network of both Channel 4-funded mobile games and games from third-party developers. The broadcaster […]

App revenues to reach $99bn by 2019

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Annual revenues from apps accessed via mobile handsets and tablets are expected to reach $99 billion by 2019, research from Juniper Research has found. While games will continue to account for

Mobile AR games 420m downloads by 2019

Data from Juniper Research has shown that Augmented Reality (AR) apps in the mobile games market will generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019, up from 30 million in 2014. The emergence of Head Mounted Devices (HMDs) used in the home, such as Microsoft’s Hololens, will bring a surge in interest for AR games over the next five years. For […]

YouTube plans live gaming channel

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YouTube is preparing to take on gaming broadcaster Twitch TV with its own live game streaming service. The online video giant has been interested in live game streaming since its owner, Google, allegedly bid for Twitch last May, according to tech site Daily Dot. In the end, Twitch accepted a $970 million offer from Amazon. YouTube began testing a live […]

Nintendo moves into smartphone apps

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Video games giant Nintendo and online services company DeNA have entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and build a new multi-device membership service for consumers worldwide. Leveraging the strength of Nintendo’s intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA’s expertise in mobile games, both companies will […]

UK creatives call for political commitment

A cross-party gathering of UK Ministers, MPs and Peers, industry members of the Creative Industries Council (CIC) is urging political parties to continue working with industry to ensure the global success of the UK’s creative industries after the General Election. Leading figures from the creative industries are calling on politicians to make the sector, which brings in £8.8 million per […]

Nvidia Shield Android TV console

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Nvidia has unveiled the Nvidia Shield, its Android TV console, which delivers video, music, apps and games to the home. “Shield will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform […]

GameTree TV on Liberty Global

TransGaming has formed a new partnership to bring its on-demand TV games from GameTree TV to Liberty Global, the international cable company. In response to consumer demands for the enablement of next generation interactive experiences on their televisions, TransGaming and Liberty Global have joined efforts to deliver GameTree TV games to Liberty Global’s next generation Horizon set-top boxes. Through this […]

Top 10 YouTube games channels 2.2bn views a month

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The 10 most popular games channels on YouTube generated more than 2.2 billion video views in January alone, led by Let’s Play gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg with 417.9 million views that month. PewDiePie topped

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